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Job openings in the field of biological magnetic resonance

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2021-10-18:  Tenure-track faculty (Asst or Assoc Professor) position - Molecular Biology and Biophysics, UConn Health

(contributed by: Wolfgang Peti,


Tenure-track Faculty (Assistant or Associate Professor) Position: Dept of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, UConn Health

(full position information and application at [])

Position description:

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics (MBB) at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health) seeks exceptionally creative candidates for an early-to-mid career position (tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor), who use molecular and translational approaches to elucidate the molecular basis of disease.

Research in MBB integrates multiple approaches to molecularly define the proteins and pathways affected in human disease. We are especially interested in creative and innovative candidates whose research interests focus on the use of cryo-EM and/or other structural biology methods (X-ray Crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, single molecule techniques) to examine key biological questions in microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, molecular signalling (including areas such as posttranslational modifications, protein ubiquitination, kinase/phosphatase signalling/regulation, bacterial signalling, among others) or other critical biological processes. The candidate will augment existing strengths in the department and the larger UConn Health research community. Programs that focus on the identification and development of translational outcomes, including probes that will allow for in-depth analysis of key biological pathways or novel drug-like molecules, are also of particular interest.

Successful applicants will have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree; a sustained record of exceptional scholarly success; and the promise of future innovative accomplishments via a proposed (early-career) or established (mid-career, including evidence of successful extramural grant writing) research programs that utilize state-of-the-art molecular, genetic, cellular, biochemical, biophysical and/or structural methodologies. Candidates are also expected to be highly collaborative and integrate with the growing number of researchers and physician scientists in the basic and clinical departments at UConn Health.

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and statements of research (up to 3 pages) and teaching (up to 1 page).​ To apply: []

2021-09-30:  PhD and Postdoc positions, Bennati Laboratory, MPI-Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen

(contributed by: Monika Fr¨omel,


PhD and Postdoc Positions: Lab of Prof. Dr. Marina Bennati, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry Göttingen


Position description:

The positions are funded by the ERC advanced grant Bio-enMR, which aims at establishing spectroscopic methods at the interface between EPR and NMR spectroscopy. Specifically, we develop electron nuclear double resonance and liquid-state dynamic nuclear polarization for the investigation of bio-macromolecules, for instance the interaction of enzymes with drugs. Work will include collaborative research at the national and international level.

Your Profile

  •   Master/PhD or equivalent academic degree in Physics or Chemistry
  •   background in magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  •   experience in the field of either EPR or NMR (for a Postdoc position)

    Additional Information

    PhD students will have the opportunity to participate in one of several available PhD programs of the Göttingen graduate schools with four years funding, Postdoc positions are limited to two years with possibility of extensions. The positions are available from October 2021 but the starting date is flexible. Payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines.

    The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

    The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

    Please submit your application including a short letter of motivation, CV, a list of publications, and email addresses of two referees preferably via e-mail as a single PDF file to

    Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Prof. Dr. Marina Bennati
    Am Fassberg 11

    37077 Göttingen Germany


    Information pursuant to Article 13 DS-GVO on the collection and processing of personal data during the application process can be found on our website below the respective job advertisement.

2021-09-17:  Tenure-track faculty position - NMR Spectroscopy, Dept of Chemistry - Michigan State University

(contributed by: Tim Warren,


Tenure-track Faculty Position: NMR Spectroscopy – Dept of Chemistry, Michigan State University

(full position information and application at

Position description:

The Department of Chemistry ( in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position  with research interests in the development and application of liquid and/or solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Highly qualified candidates beyond the rank of assistant professor will also be considered.

The Michigan State NMR facility has been recently upgraded to include a new 800 MHz instrument with a helium-cooled cryoprobe and magic-angle spinning (MAS) probes, 600 and 500 MHz instruments with nitrogen-cooled cryoprobes, and 400 MHz instruments with MAS probes. The chemistry department is undertaking significant faculty hiring over the next several years to build on current strengths and expand into emerging areas of chemistry. In addition, there are exciting campus wide research initiatives on interdisciplinary science and technology, including health-related research.

Successful faculty candidates shall have demonstrated research productivity and evidence of potential for independent research, and are expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program and contribute to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Review of application materials will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. 

Interested individuals should upload a SINGLE PDF application package at for posting 730749. To ensure a holistic assessment of candidates, we request that applications include:

  • a cover letter that expresses interest in the described position within the MSU chemistry department.
  • a curriculum vitae that includes any of the following information, as applicable: a list of publications, grants/fellowships received or approved, awards, contributed and invited talks/presentations, teaching and mentoring roles, leadership positions, contributions to the academic community, and efforts in public outreach.
  • synopses of research interests and future research plans that also share efforts to further diversity and inclusion within the context of research (typically 2-3 proposals, no longer than 2 pages each).
  • a statement describing educational and mentoring approaches and priorities that also outlines efforts to further diversity and inclusion (1-2 pages).
  • names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted directly by Michigan State University to submit letters of recommendation.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. David Weliky, Chair of the Search Committee (

2021-09-17:  NMR Manager - Dept of Chemistry, Univ. Utah

(contributed by: Bethany Buck-Koehntop,


NMR Laboratory Manager – Dept of Chemistry, Univ. Utah

(full position information and application at:

Position description:

Job Summary The manager of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) laboratory will ensure efficient operation of the instruments operating in the NMR Facility.

Key responsibilities of the position include maintenance of an efficient high-resolution solution NMR laboratory and to provide training to the broad user group that includes faculty, postdoctoral associates, and both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as visiting scholars.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at work site if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.

Responsibilities 1. Develops training protocols and trains graduate students, post doctoral scholars, and other research personnel in the use of magnetic resonance spectrometers. Provides support for classroom use of magnetic resonance facilities including development of experiments and protocols for classroom use. Teaches informal and formal classes in the theory and practice of magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

2. Assumes overall responsibility for the administration of magnetic resonance spectroscopy facility under the direction of the technical services committee. Operates magnetic resonance spectrometers to ensure that they are performing within specification. Assists in diagnosing problems with magnetic resonance spectrometers and related equipment, including computers and local area networks, and coordinates repairs. Performs system administration of computers and networks associated with magnetic resonance spectrometers. Coordinates and assists in maintenance of the cryogens in the superconducting magnet systems. Actively participates in the identification of upgrades to NMR instruments and related systems.

3. Provides consultation on research problems for users of magnetic resonance facility. Enters into collaborative research projects with groups and individuals where magnetic resonance expertise is required.

4. Participates in writing grant proposals for maintaining magnetic resonance facilities at state-of-the-art level, and other duties as assigned.


2021-09-08:  Group leader positions, Institut Pasteur

(contributed by: Nadia Izadi-Pruneyre,


Group Leader Positions – Institut Pasteur: Several fields


Position description: Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for independent group leader positions on the Institut Pasteur campus in Paris, France, to reinforce strategic priorities:

  • Emerging Infectious Disease with a focus on the interaction of epidemiological dynamics and evolution of pathogens
  • Antimicrobial resistance and novel antimicrobial strategies
  • Neuroscience: brain function and disease, in particular, leveraging the use of human models.
  • Microbiome in human health
  • Single cell biology
  • Immunology with a focus on immunotherapy and cancer
  • Novel vaccine approaches

Institut Pasteur is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to fundamental, interdisciplinary research and to the translation of knowledge for applications in medicine and public health ( Located in central Paris, it offers an outstanding and unparalleled research environment with state-of-the-art research laboratories, 20 technology platforms (, and a large bioinformatics and biostatistics support hub (

Depending on their previous experience, successful candidates will be appointed with a tenure track position to head a group of 6 (G5 track) or 8 people (G5+ track), the latter if they have a previous recognized PI experience of at least 2 years. These groups will be created for a period of 5 years and may thereafter compete for a 10-year full research group (U10).

Highly attractive packages to match the experience of the candidate will be provided, including institutional salaries (Principal investigator, technician, post-doctoral fellows), a substantial contribution to running costs and equipment, access to on campus state-of-the-art technology core facilities, as well as support for relocation expenses and administrative issues.

Eligibility: G5 track junior group leaders must be less than 8 years after PhD, while G5+ track group leaders must be less than 12 years after PhD at the time of submission. For the G5 track, women are eligible up to 10 years after their PhD if they have one child and up to 12 years after their PhD if they have two or more children. For the G5+ track, women are eligible up to 14 years after their PhD if they have one child and up to 16 years after their PhD if they have two or more children. Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria could nevertheless be considered.

The template for the application can be downloaded at: Applications should be sent as a single pdf file to

The deadline for submission of the applications is November 30th, 2021, 4:00 pm CET.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by January 31st, 2022 and invited to an interview in February/March. Offers will be made in late June 2022.


2021-09-07:  Assistant/Associate Research Scientist position - Texas A&M Biochemistry and Biophysics

(contributed by: Tatyana Igumenova,


Assistant/Associate Research Scientist: Structural biology of protein-membrane systems/ biomolecular NMR spectroscopy


Position description:  The Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at Texas A&M University invites applications for the Assistant/Associate Research Scientist position.  The research project will make use of NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, atomistic molecular dynamics simulations, and other biophysical techniques to investigate the molecular mechanisms of lipid exchange processes and protein recruitment to lipid membranes.  This position is ideal for applicants who would like to learn how to synergistically combine experimental and computational approaches to achieve atomic-level description of complex biomolecular systems that involve lipid membranes.  Other responsibilities include participation in interdisciplinary collaborative research projects and assistance in routine maintenance of NMR spectrometers.  The Biomolecular NMR resource at Texas A&M University comprises five instruments with magnetic field strengths ranging from 500 to 800 MHz, all equipped with cryogenically cooled probes.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or a related discipline; a minimum of three years of experience with multi-dimensional NMR experiments and/or X-ray crystallography on proteins and/or nucleic acids; and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.  Experience with Bruker software and hardware is preferred.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  The review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please send CV, three relevant publications, short description of research experience, and arrange for three letters of reference.  Please send the materials in electronic format to

Texas A&M, one of the largest universities in the USA, has more than 65,000 students from all 50 states and 124 countries, a multibillion-dollar endowment ranked 4th among public universities, and a top 20 research enterprise.  College Station/Bryan is a Sun Belt metropolitan area with nearly 180,000 residents.  It is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country, yet retains a low cost of living with easy access to major Texas cities.  Texas A&M University is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

2021-06-20:  Staff scientist & postdoc positions - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

(sent by: Babis Kalodimos,

We are looking for postdoc and staff scientists to study protein kinases by NMR. The NMR scientists will join an inter-disciplinary Blue Sky initiative on “Seeing the Invisible in Protein Kinases”, which is supported by US$35M in institutional funding by the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The project will extend the ultra-high field NMR spectroscopy and biochemistry approaches developed recently by the Kalodimos lab (Science 2020, 370, eabc2754) to study the human kinome. This is a large-scale project that aims to detect and structurally characterize the distinct conformational states populated by kinases, and to dissect the mechanisms of allosteric regulation and those underpinning oncogenic and drug-resistance mutations. The unparalleled NMR center at St. Jude includes three 600 MHz, two 700 MHz, four 800 MHz, 850 MHz, and the first 1.1 GHz. We expect this initiative to have a profound impact on the field, transforming our understanding of protein kinases.

Read more and apply here: